Trees appear against the mist covering Switzerland as the sun rises.

Mist Covers Switzerland

Above the mist, there’s bright sunlight.
Amsterdam, city of bicycles.

Night trains and ferries

Our Interrail trip through Europe in fall 2015: Basel, night train to Berlin, reminiscences of the Wall in 1989. Currywurst from…
Wandfluh October 23, 2015.

Mist in the Jura

A misty morning in October in the Swiss Jura mountains.
Beech tree forest in the Swiss Jura mountain.

Autumn Colors

Autumn is here, October brings golden colors and mist.
Mountain gorilla living in the National Park in the Rwanda Congo border region are on the Red List of Endangered Species due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war. Mountain gorillas live in groups of one adult male, the silverback, and a number of females. Silverback gorillas can reach a height of more than two meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms.

Mountain Gorilla Agashya

Last Sunday morning I browsed through Sebastião Salgado’s wonderful book ‘Africa’ and discovered a photo of «my» mountain gorilla Agashya in Rwanda. He had…
A total lunar eclipse coincides with a Supermoon, i.e. the closest approach of the Moon to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, on September 28, 2015.

Supermoon in Total Lunar Eclipse

On September 28, 2015, a total lunar eclipse coincides with a Supermoon, i.e. the closest approach of the Moon to…
Mist covers the river Aare near Grenchen in the morning.

Mist on the River

The mist over the river every years signals the arrival of autumn. These days, the sun clears the air early,…
View from Susten pass (2'224 m) to the East. Susten pass road connects the Swiss cantons Uri and Bern. Today's road was built in the war years between 1938 and 1945. A route over the Susten pass already existed in middle age.

Susten – Furka – Grimsel Mountain Pass Loop

The lap over the three mountain passes Susten, Furka, and Grimsel is a classic cycling route in Switzerland. With 120…
Clouds hang over the Cuillin mountains when the sun sets in Elgol in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Evening in Elgol

As I look at the timetables for trains and ferries to the Hebrides, I found some captures from last year: evening moments in…